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January 2023 Principal’s Message

Happy New Year, I wish you and yours all the best in 2023.

Normally we don’t come back this late into January after a break, so when we arrive back at school, we will all hit the ground running.  Our grade 12s have their first diploma exam on Thursday, January 12th, when we return.  This is part A of the written part of their English exam. Grade 12s will have their last normal class routine on January 18th in the morning and then switch to afternoon mandatory exam prep mode if they write an exam the following day.  January 20th will be the last day of regular classes for our grade 10 and 11 students. See “January at a Glance” for further exam schedule details. This information is also on our school website.

The Alberta basketball official association is losing members quicker than they can recruit.  This is hard for any school or association to book league or tournament games.  Most referees who have left the association have done so because of fans' harsh comments.  Refs, especially ones just starting, will make mistakes, but yelling at them has never changed their minds; in fact, it probably does the opposite for our team.  As the principal of our wonderful school, I ask you to uphold our code of conduct throughout all games, whether at our school or away.  Support your children, cheer for great plays and be kind to those helping our games get played.

Please ensure that your child(ren) dresses appropriately for the weather.  If the weather does not go lower than -20 degrees, we want our elementary students to go outside and get some needed fresh air and get rid of some energy.

If you have not done so, please pay your resource fees or make arrangements at the school office. We accept cash, debit, or e-transfers for all fees. You may use the following email address for ALL e-transfers:  ssfees@westwind.ab.ca. Thank you!

Hot lunch order forms will be available online at stirlingschool.ca, and/or there will be a few available at the school office. The parent council is always looking to have more parents assist with hot lunches; don't hesitate to get in touch with Jessica Seely @ 403-593-9432, if you are interested.

Parent-Council meeting will be held on January 12th, at 2:15 pm in the school staff room.

January at a Glance

    • January 9 (Monday)
      • Welcome back to classes for all students
        • Classes start at 8:10
    • January 11 (Wednesday)
      • SV Girls @ Winston Churchill 7:45 pm
      • JV Boys (6:00 pm) and SV Boys (7:30 pm) host ICHS
    • January 12 (Thursday)
      • English 30-1 and 30-2 part A DIP
        • Schaufele's Room
          • 8:45
      • Parent-council meeting 
        • 2:15 in the staffroom
      • Gr. 7 Girls (4 pm) and Boys (5:15 pm) @ Magrath
      • Gr. 8 Boys Host Magrath - 4:00 pm
    • January 13-14 (Friday-Saturday)
      • Host SV Girls’ Basketball Tournament
    • January 16 (Monday)
      • JV Boys (6:00 pm) and SV Boys (7:30 pm) @ CCHS
    • January 17 (Tuesday)
      • JV Boys (6:00 pm) and SV Boys (7:30) host WR Myers - this is a change from Dec 14
    • January 18 (Wednesday)
      • Regular morning classes for the grade 12 students, after which they will be in full exam mode
      • Math 30-2 course review - mandatory
        • Lutz's room
          • 12:25 - 2:30 
    • January 19 (Thursday)
      •  Math 30-2 DIP EXAM
        • Depew's Room 
          • 8:45
      • English 30 course review  - mandatory
        • Schaufele's room
          • 12:25 - 2:30
      • Gr. 7 Girls (4 pm) and Boys (5:15 pm) @ Mt. View
      • Gr. 8 Boys Host Mt. View - 4:00 pm

 

 

 

    • January 20 (Friday)
      • Last day of classes for students in gr. 10-11
      • English 30-1 and 30-2 part B DIP EXAM 
        • Schaufele's Room 
          • 8:45
    • January 20-21 (Friday-Saturday)
      • Host JV Boys/Girls’ Basketball Tournament
    • January 23 (Monday)
      • None core exam 
        • 8:10 - 11:10

 

 

      • Chem 30 course review - mandatory
        • Stone's room
          • 12:43 - 3:00
      • Social Studies 20 course review - mandatory
        • Depew's room
          • 12:43 - 3:00
      • English 10 course review - mandatory
        • Schaufele's room
          • 12:43 - 3:00
    • January 24 (Tuesday)
      • Social Studies 20 Exam 
        • Depew’s room 
          • 8:10 - 11:10
      • English 10 Exam
        • Schaufele’s room 
          • 8:10 - 11:10
      • Chem 30 course review - mandatory
        • Stone's room
          • 12:43 - 3:00
      • Biology 20 course review - mandatory
        • Fletcher's room
          • 12:43 - 3:00
      • Math 10C course review - mandatory
        • Lutz's room
          • 12:43 - 3:00
      • Boys (4:00 pm)  and Gr. 7 Girls (5:30 pm) host Raymond
      • Gr. 8 Boys @ Raymond - 4:00 pm
    • January 25 (Wednesday)
      • Chem 30 DIP EXAM
        • Depew's Room 
          • 8:45 - 12:00
      • Biology 20 EXAM
        • Fletcher’s Room
          • 8:10 - 11:10
      • Math 10C EXAM
        • Lutz’s room
          • 8:10 - 11:10
      • Physics 20 Course review - mandatory
        • Iwaasa’s room
          • 12:25 - 2:30
      • Science 10 Course review - mandatory
        • Stone’s room
          • 12:25 - 2:30
    •  January 26 (Thursday)
      • Physics 20 EXAM
        • Iwaasa’s room 
          • 8:10 - 11:10
      • Science 10 EXAM
        • Stone’s room 
          • 8:10 - 11:10
      • Math 20-2 course review - mandatory
        • Stone’s room
          • 12:43 - 3:00
      • Farm Safety K-gr. 5
    • January 27 (Friday)
      • Math 20-2 Exam
        • Stone’s room 
          • 8:10 - 11:10
    • January 27 - 28 (Friday and Saturday)
      • Grade 7 Girls at Matthew Halton Tournament
    • January 30 (Monday)
      • School-based PD Day
      • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
    •  January 31 (Tuesday)
      • The second semester starts for high school students
    • February 1 (Wednesday)
      • SV Girls @ WR Myers 6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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